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Senate Proceeding on Sep 11th, 2008 :: 0:00:00 to 0:09:27
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Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: successful attack on the united states. even though we are in an election campaign, it's important for us not to forget that the failure of al qaeda to launch another attack on us is not due to

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: the terrorist organizations relinquishing their objective, renouncing their goals of killing americans and disrupting our lives and economy. but it is a testament to the vigilance of our law enforcement and

Jeff Sessions

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Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: military officials. and president bush's bold decisions to stop sitting back, to stop being on the defensive, and to treat these attacks for what they were: part of a war against the united states.

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: the firmly de -- he firmly declared that we should go after these terrorists and any who harbor them and utilize deadly force where necessary. this strategy has worked. no successful attacks have

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: occurred since that time on our homeland, and i don't think any of us would have felt that was likely the case -- would be the case on september 11, 2001, even though i think all of us as a nation

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: agreed it was time to move on the offensive. and that's the best way to defend our great country. so since september 11, 2001, 19 attacks have been thwarted in various stages of preparation. this

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: chart is too difficult to read, but the red lines across it indicate some of the successful interventions and defeats of terrorist plans. i'll just mention those. on december 2001, richard reid attempted

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: to blow up an airplane headed to miami from paris using explosives in his shoe. may of 2002, jose pad dei don't see was charge -- padillo was charged with conspiring with terrorist troops. september of

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2002, the lackawanna six from buffalo, new york, were arrested and charged with conspiring with terrorist groups. on may 2003, lymon ferris, a naturalized u.s. citizen from kashmir, living in columbus,

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ohio, was arrested for plotting the collapse of the brooklyn bridge. june 2003, virginia jihad -- a virginia jihad network involving 11 men from alexandria were arrested for conspiring to support terrorists.

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: august of 2004, members of a terrorist cell were arrested for plotting to attack financial institutions in the united states and other sites in england. on august of 2004, two men were arrested plotting

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: to bomb a subway station near madison square garden in new york. august of 24, two leaders of an albany, new york, mosque were charged with plotting to purchase a shoulder-fired grenade launcher to assassinate

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: a pakistani diplomat in new york. june of 2005, a california father-son terrorist team were charged with supporting terrorism. august 2005, four men in los angeles were accused of conspiring to attack national

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: guard facilities in los angeles and other targets in the area. december of 2005, michael repblgdz was arrested -- reynolds was arrested by the f.b.i. and charged with being involved in a plot to blow

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: up a natural gas refinery. february of 2006, three men from toledo, ohio, arrested and charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization. april of 2006, atlanta natives were accused

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: of conspiring with terrorist organizations to attack targets in washington, d.c. june of 2006, seven men were arrested in miami and atlanta and charged with plotting to blow up the sears tower

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: in chicago as well as f.b.i. offices in other buildings. july, six, ten people were arrested after the f.b.i. discovered a plot to attack underground transit tunnels in new york. august of 2006, british

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: authorities stopped a plot to unload -- to load ten commercial airliners with liquid explosives and attack sites in new york, washington and california. 15 men were charged. in march 2007, senior operative

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: for osama bin laden already in custody confesses to have planned september 11 attacks and said he also planned attacks in los angeles, chicago, new york, and other sites. may of 2007, six men were arrest

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: arrested for trying to attack soldiers at ft. dix, new jersey. so, i just say it's quite clear that it is imperative that this nation continue to be vigilant and to keep these terrorist groups offbalance

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: to keep our homeland and our allies secure. mr. president, i believe that as the years go by, history will view the efforts of the united states government favorably in keeping its citizens safe after the

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: attacks on september 11, 200 2001. president bush made a bold decision. he took decisive action, a re reorganize ed intelligence community -- senator bond has talked about it -- was put in high gear and

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: has dramatically improved our terrorist-concerned groups. we are not still where we should have been. we're still not but we are dramatically improved. the f.b.i. moved dramatically from a mere

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: investigation after an attack to change ing its mode of operations to prevent further attacks. unprecedented cooperation with and assistance from state and local law enforcement has raised our defensive capabilities

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: and our intelligence-gathering net networks many-fold. it is a tremendous thing, the improved relations we have with state and local law enforcement, and there are many, many more of those officers than there are federal

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: officers. and for seven years we may thank the lord -- and the hard work of so many -- this nation has remained free from terrorist attack. will it continue? we may all pray that it will, but we know

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: that we remain at risk. we know that for the decades to come there will be some in this world who are willing to even give their lives to attack free nations around the world. so we must remain vigilant.

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: we must not forget what we have done wrong in the past, how we refuse to recognize the reality of the threat as the 9/11 commission so clearly recorded. but we must also not forget our going on the owe

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: fen sirvetion destroying the bases of operation of the radical islamic net with, of attacking the military infrastructure, attack attacking their soacialtion of capturing and killing thousands of their leaders

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: and operatives have made us safer and have put these terrorists on the defense defensive. and these efforts have gained, despite what some say, worwide suort. the terrorists are losing support

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: throughout the world. al qaeda made iraq the central front -- iraq the front central front. but they made a bad decision to challenge the united states military, that magnificent and courageous group.

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: recent reports have declared that al qaeda in iraq has been decimated. there may still be some left, but the power of that network of two or three years ago that existed has been decimated today today,

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: most experts say. so let's remember what we've done right. also we must recognize -- also, we must keep these efforts up because it may well take decades before we will be vicker to victorious

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: in this effort. if we remain firm, if this nation continues to be smart, determined, and dedicate ed, their boon is short. this group cannot defeat us. they may succeed with an attack here, they may

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: succeed with an an attack there. but if we have the will, we have the courage, if we have the maturity, if we have the determination to remember those heroic people that started this war defending

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: this very capital building, who gave their lives in pennsylvania for us, we will honor their memory and honor the memory of those in new york city and honor the memory of those in the pentagon and

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: on the ship, the u.s.s. cole. we will honor those by being firm, being faithful. we'll be successful. mr. president, i thank the chair and would yield the floor. mr. brown: mr. president? the presiding

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. seven years ago today, 19 people conspired to kill nearly 3,000 people in our country. it was by far, as we know, the most deadly

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: civilian attack ever carried out on american soil. the images and the sounds from that fateful morning continue to haunt us, and we continue to mourn those lost that day. in ohio and here in washington

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: today flags fly at half-staff in their honor. they are men, they are women, they are children, they are people of various nationalities and faiths, they are firefighter firefighters and police officers

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: and emergency medical services personnel, they are investment bankers and screens store clerks clerks, they were attendants and pie lots. four of the victims were ohioans ohioans, wendy faulkner, christina

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: riock from cleervelingsd and lieutenant colonel david scales from cleveland. we should remember these names represent lives cut needlessly short. we should remember the families that will forever miss them.

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: we should remember for the e.m. e.m.s. personnel and police officers and firefighters who re responded, that these names represented perfect strangers, perfect strangers whose circumstances met the

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: simple criteria first responders use to determine when it take action. someone needs help. so hundreds of first responders risk and new mexico cases sacrifice their own lives to save others. so many of

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: them died, so many of them were injured, so many of them have suffered illnesses as a result of their actions. first responders in ohio and all across in country continue to stand at the ready every day

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: ready to protect our families, ready to protect our communities at a moment's notice. and every day in this country they are there when buildings burn, when accident victims need treatment, when

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: expectant mothers go into labor, unexpect unexpectedly, when citizens need reserve ciewg. when other civilians are running a, they are running in. it's nearly impossible to see today's date and not think

Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions: back on the attacks of seven years ago. but let's be sure to do more than recount the images and the sounds and the scfertions that define our own personal experience of september 11. let's also remember

Sherrod Brown

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Sherrod Brown: and honor the heroic responders, the innocent victims and the people left behind. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the assistant majority leader. mr. durbin: mr. president, this morning seven years

Sherrod Brown

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Speech By: Sherrod Brown

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